Do I Need to Take a Placement Test?

To ensure registration in the proper courses, LCCC needs to assess students' skill levels in key areas - English and math. Admission to LCCC is not based on placement - this information is just used to ensure students are taking the classes that will help them be most successful. There are various ways that we can assess students' skill levels in these areas. Use the toggle boxes below to find out your placement method.

English Placement

 Do you have a final* high school GPA of 3.0 or higher from the past 5 years?

Students with a high school final GPA of 3.0 or higher from the past 5 years are placed directly into college-level English (ENGL 1010).

Do you have a Reading ACT Score of at least 21 and and English ACT Score of at least 18 from the past 5 years?

Students with a Reading ACT Score of at least 21 and and English ACT Score of at least 18 from the past 5 years are placed directly into college-level English (ENGL 1010).

Do you have previous college credit (that includes college-level English)?

If your credit is from an institution other than LCCC, official college transcripts should be sent to LCCC so that transfer credit can be evaluated. Please note that college transcripts take up to 15-20 business days to be fully evaluated, once received. Lower division, freshman, and sophomore college-level courses completed with a grade of C or higher from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. (Refer to the LCCC Catalog for detailed information on transfer policies).

Once your transcript has been evaluated, transfer credits will be visible on your Unofficial Transcript in your EaglesEye account. Specifics of transfer courses and equivalencies should be discussed with your advisor.

You will need to take the McCann College Success Exam for English placement at LCCC. Click here for details.

 

Math Placement

Do you have a final* high school GPA of 3.0 or higher from the past 5 years?

Students with a high school final GPA of 3.0 or higher from the past 5 years are placed directly into college-level math (multiple course options, which vary by program of study. Click here to view placement/course levels.**)

Do you have a Math ACT Score of at least 19 from the past 5 years?

Students with a Math ACT Score of at least 19 from the past 5 years are placed directly into college-level math (multiple course options, which vary by program of study. Click here to view placement/course levels.**)

Do you have previous college credit (that includes college-level math)?

If your credit is from an institution other than LCCC, official college transcripts should be sent to LCCC so that transfer credit can be evaluated. Please note that college transcripts take up to 15-20 business days to be fully evaluated, once received. Lower division, freshman, and sophomore college-level courses completed with a grade of C or higher from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. (Refer to the LCCC Catalog for detailed information on transfer policies).

Once your transcript has been evaluated, transfer credits will be visible on your Unofficial Transcript in your EaglesEye account. Specifics of transfer courses and equivalencies should be discussed with your advisor.

You will need to take the ALEKS Math Placement exam for math placement at LCCC. Click here for details.

 


 *Current high school seniors can submit an unofficial high school transcript with their first semester grades to be considered for placement prior to graduation.

**There may be multiple course options for each math placement level. The math course(s) a student should take vary based on their intended program of study. Students will discuss this in further detail with their advisor.

Click here to see the PDF of placement test scores and course levels.